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The Truth About Youth (1930)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 3 November 1930 (USA)
Richard Carewe has raised his deceased friend's son from childhood with the help of his housekeeper and her beautiful daughter, Phyllis. He arranges a marriage between Phyllis and the boy, ... See full summary »

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Richard Carewe has raised his deceased friend's son from childhood with the help of his housekeeper and her beautiful daughter, Phyllis. He arranges a marriage between Phyllis and the boy, but the rascal impulsively marries a notorious nightclub singer, "the Firefly", instead. The femme fatale dumps the boy when she discovers he has no money, but by then Phyllis realizes she is in love with Richard, not his foolish ward. Written by Anonymous

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In the late 1920's and early 1930's, several films, instead of crediting their directors as such, listed the director's name as "A nk] Production" on the same card as the main title credit. This film is one such; though the title card lists it as "A 'William Seiter' Production" Seiter's actual function was director, not producer. See more »

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Kara: Thanks... you have a couple of dangerous curves yourself.
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Version of When We Were Twenty-One (1915) See more »

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Playing Around
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Sam H. Stept
Lyrics by Bud Green
Performed by Myrna Loy
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For Loy Fans Only
21 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have seen a lot of Myrna Loy films (I can watch her in anything except musicals), and this is without question her worst. What is frightening is she was the only one who was even decent. David Manners was the worst in this film, I can't describe how bad he acted. I usually like Loretta Young. Her eyes are stunning (Perhaps the best pair of eyes in Hollywood history. They were essentially hidden in this film, And I don't know why but she struck me as flat chested as well. I am not saying she was Sophia Loren, but she out did Harlow in "The Platinum Blonde" in the looks (And acting dept) here she simply plain. I will give it 2 stars out of 10. One for Myrna and one for the shock ending, which I won't give away. I will say this, it improves the film, but does not save it.


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